Arcade Repair Archive

Repair archive of Arcade, Pinball and Slot machines.

Here you will find pictures and information about some of our repair work.  We hope these pictures are helpful to those machine owners that love to fix their own.

These machines are NOT FOR SALE.  They belong to our customers in the San Antonio area.


Race Time pinball by Gottlieb 1959

Race Time pinball by Gottlieb 1959

This is a "Wood Rail" pinball called "Race Time" made by Gottlieb in 1959.  The customer brought this over with a peeling/destroyed back glass,...

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Rescue 911 pinball by Premier/Gottlieb

Rescue 911 pinball by Premier/Gottlieb

Here is a Rescue 991 pinball made by Gottlieb in 1994.  This game has a very strange design in the Helicopter toy.  This gadget moves up...

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Ripleys Believe it or Not - Stern Pinbal

Ripleys Believe it or Not - Stern Pinbal

Ripley"s Believe it or Not pinball by Stern Pinball.  This game came in from a bar in Austin (G& S Lounge) on South First Street. ...

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Rock Ola Nostalgia jukebox Mechanism 20

Rock Ola Nostalgia jukebox Mechanism 20

This repair is a Mechanism from a Rock Ola Nostalgia  "Bubbler" CD Jukebox made in 2005.  The grease on the gripper arm turned to...

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Rockola Jukebox model 1422

Rockola Jukebox model 1422

This very old Rockola 1422 started out as a service call, as most do.  As usual it needed much more than we can do on location.  After...

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Rockola Jukebox Model 460 1975

Rockola Jukebox Model 460 1975

This Rockola 460 juke box was brought to us in horrible condition.  The top glass was replaced with clear plate glass that just looked...

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Rockola Jukebox Model 464 1976

Rockola Jukebox Model 464 1976

This Jukebox repair is on a 1975-1976 Rockola model 464.  This old work horse needed a lot of work to get back to reliable condition.  The...

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Rowe Jukebox model TI-1 made circa 1970

Rowe Jukebox model TI-1 made circa 1970

Here we have Rowe TI-1 that has a tube amplifier and a mixture of electromechanical and early transistor technology.  These jukeboxes have a lot...

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Rowe model R86 Jukebox 1982

Rowe model R86 Jukebox 1982

Here is a 45rpm Rowe Jukebox model R86 we fixed up for a happy owner.  This one had a bad CPU Chip that required an upgrade since the chip is no...

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Satin Doll Pinball by Williams

Satin Doll Pinball by Williams

Repair archive of Satin Doll Pinball by Williams.  The repair notes follow: 05/27/20 The game came in with mold, rust and a black substance all...

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Seeburg model LPC1 Console Jukebox 1963

Seeburg model LPC1 Console Jukebox 1963

50 Years old and still working!  At least it is now  This old juke was a little tempermental at first but it finally came to life.  A...

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Sky Kings EM pinball by Bally 1973

Sky Kings EM pinball by Bally 1973

Bally Sky Kings pinball circa 1973. This single player Bally electro-mechanical pinball had a bunch of burned up coils and wires. Must have been...

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Skylab Pinball by Williams 1974 EM

Skylab Pinball by Williams 1974 EM

This pinball was a real mess.  The customer got stuck, paid too much for a "working" game.  We advised not to repair it... but,...

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SlugFest baseball game from Williams 19

SlugFest baseball game from Williams 19

Here we shopped out a 1991 SlugFest by Williams Pinball.  This pitch and bat game has all the fun stuff of all the old baseball machines crammed...

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Space Invaders pinball by Bally 1980

Space Invaders pinball by Bally 1980

We picked up this 1980 Bally "Space Invaders" pinball with instructions to just shop it out but don't go too far.  The customer knew it looked...

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Space Odyssey pinball by Williams 1976

Space Odyssey pinball by Williams 1976

Space Odyssey electromechanical pinball made by Williams circa 1976.  This two player pinball sent us looking for missing parts on it's...

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Space Station pinball by Williams 1987

Space Station pinball by Williams 1987

This repair shop out is on a Space Station pinball made by Williams in 1987.  This job was standard work except for a missing part.  The...

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Spirit pinball by Gottlieb from 1982

Spirit pinball by Gottlieb from 1982

Spirit pinball by Gottlieb from 1982.  Here is a rare Gottlieb with some interesting bells and whistles!  The slow spinning disc behind the...

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Square Head pinball by Gottlieb 1963

Square Head pinball by Gottlieb 1963

This Gottlieb "Square Head pinball was almost a lost cause.  We managed to get it running and stopped the playfield from rotting...

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Star Trek Next Generation #2, pinball b

Star Trek Next Generation #2, pinball b

Here is a repair of a Star Trek Next Generation pinball by Williams made in 1993.  This is one of our dreaded European models that...

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Super Spin pinball by Gottlieb 1977 EM

Super Spin pinball by Gottlieb 1977 EM

Super Spin pinball by Gottlieb  1977  Electro-Mechanical game.

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Super-Flite pinball by Williams 1974

Super-Flite pinball by Williams 1974

Here is a 1974 Electro-mechanical pinball from Williams.  This game is holding up well after all the years.  The back-glass has started to...

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Supersonic pinball by Bally 1979

Supersonic pinball by Bally 1979

This Supersonic pinball machine repair/shop-out was typical of this series.  These old Bally's almost always need the pins repaired on the power...

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Surfer pinball by Gottlieb 1976

Surfer pinball by Gottlieb 1976

Surfer pinball from Gottlieb made in 1976.  This is an electro-mechanical pinball. This is an electro-mechanical we sold.  The cabinet is a...

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Suspense EM pinball by Williams 1969

Suspense EM pinball by Williams 1969

"Suspense" is a Williams electro-mechanical pinball from Williams circa 1969.  This one is a bit rough but cleaned up O.K...  The...

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Tales from the Crypt pinball by Data Eas

Tales from the Crypt pinball by Data Eas

"Tales from the Crypt" pinball made by Data East in 1993.  This was a consignment sale we took in.  This machine was working when it came...

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Taxi Pinball by Williams 1988

Taxi Pinball by Williams 1988

"Taxi" by Williams made in 1988.  This pinball was a mess to clean up and repair.  The display glass was loose and allowed to break off...

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Ted Nugent Pinball by Stern 1978

Ted Nugent Pinball by Stern 1978

Here is a Nugent by Stern.  Someone installed a Two Bit score aftermarket Dash-35 CPU and Fixit board to run the firmware.  All the...

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Tempest videogame by Atari 1981

Tempest videogame by Atari 1981

This Tempest by Atari is one of the best games made in the early 80's.  These games made buckets of money.  They have an XY color monitor...

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Terminator 2 Judgment Day pinball by Wil

Terminator 2 Judgment Day pinball by Wil

Terminator 2 Judgment Day pinball by Williams  1991

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Terminator 2 pinball by Williams 1991

Terminator 2 pinball by Williams 1991

This "Terminator 2, Judgment Day" pinball by Williams was made in 1991.  This happens to be Lee's favorite pinball to play! ...

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The Amazing Spiderman pinball by Gottlie

The Amazing Spiderman pinball by Gottlie

The Amazing Spiderman pinball by Gottlieb made in 1980.  This machine had significant paint loss on the playfield, dead power supply, dead...

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The Flintstones Pinball by Williams 1994

The Flintstones Pinball by Williams 1994

The Flintstones pinball by Williams.  Very fun game to play!  Really love hearing Dino bark.  This game had a few tricks up it's...

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The Getaway - High Speed II Pinball by W

The Getaway - High Speed II Pinball by W

This is "The Getaway - High Speed II" circa 1992.  Williams made a lot of these.  They were good earners.  If you ever get a...

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The Incredible Hulk pinball by Gottlieb

The Incredible Hulk pinball by Gottlieb

The Incredible Hulk pinball by Gottlieb  1979

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The Lord of the Rings Pinball - Stern Pi

The Lord of the Rings Pinball - Stern Pi

The Lord of the Rings Pinball by Stern Pinball made in 2003. This shop-out was very hard to clean.  It can be a fight to get parts off and...

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The Simpsons pinball by Data East 1990

The Simpsons pinball by Data East 1990

The Simpsons pinball by Data East  1990

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Top Gun Chalenge dart game by Arachnid

Top Gun Chalenge dart game by Arachnid

The Top Gun Challenge dart machine was made around 1987 by Arachnid.  It probably started out as a model 6000 but looks like this one was...

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Twilight Zone by Bally 1993

Twilight Zone by Bally 1993

Twilight Zone by Bally/Midway from 1973.  This is an old archive from our old Austin Highway shop, back in the late 90's. Twilight Zone may...

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Vulcan pinball by Gottlieb 1977

Vulcan pinball by Gottlieb 1977

Here is a repair of Vulcan, an electromechanical pinball made by Gottlieb in 1977.  This game had severe rust and internal corosion issues....

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Whirlwind Pinball by Williams 1990

Whirlwind Pinball by Williams 1990

Whirlwind pinball by Williams.  Here is great game that needed a lot of love.  It was living in a detached garage and suffered from the...

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Whiterwater pinball by Williams 1993

Whiterwater pinball by Williams 1993

Whitewater pinball by Williams Sorry for the bad pictures.  Lost the good pics.  This game is definately not a collector's dream. ...

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Wild Wild West pinball by Gottlieb - 196

Wild Wild West pinball by Gottlieb - 196

Here is a Wild Wild West by Gottlieb from 1969.  This had not worked for many years.  See the before pictures near the bottom of the...

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Williams

Williams

Williams "Grande Prix"  pinball made in 1976.  Hey this is the year I graduated from high school!  I was already repairing...

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World Series Pinball by Gottlieb 1972

World Series Pinball by Gottlieb 1972

This repair is on a World Series pinball made in 1972 by Gottlieb.  This pinball awards extra balls as "Runs".  This machine was completely...

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Wurlitzer OMT 1015 45rpm Jukebox 1989

Wurlitzer OMT 1015 45rpm Jukebox 1989

This repair is on a Wurlitzer (German) jukebox model OMT 1015.  The OMT stands for "One More Time" in reference to the original 1946 model...

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